IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

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Jan. 28, 2020 Europe Publication

Interrupted time series analyses on the effect on integrated care among the older population

Current health and social care systems in most European countries, are highly fragmented into specialist services, and poorly designed to provide health and social care for patients with multiple health problems and social needs. As some groups of patients might have greater difficulties navigating in a fragmented and divided system than others, current system also risks increasing inequalities in access and use of health and social care services. The aim of this study is to investigate if a comprehensive integrated care system perform better than ‘standard care’ in regards to emergency department visits, hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC), costs and re-admissions as well as increase equity in health care among older people.

July 2, 2018 Europe Publication

The patient perspective in health care networks

Health care organization is entering a new age. Focus is increasingly shifting from individual health care institutions to interorganizational collaboration and health care networks. Much hope is set on such networks which have been argued to improve economic efficiency and quality of care. However, this does not automatically mean they are always ethically justified. A relevant question that remains is what ethical obligations or duties one can ascribe to these networks especially because networks involve many risks. Due to their often amorphous and complex structure, collective responsibility and accountability may increase while individual responsibility goes down

Sept. 1, 2017 Americas Publication

The new frontier of strategic alliances in health care: New partnerships under accountable care organizations

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and similar reforms aim to improve coordination between health care providers; however, due to the fragmented nature of the US health care system, successful coordination will hinge in large part on the ability of health care organizations to successfully partner accross organizational boundaries, however, little is known about new partnerships formed under the ACO model. 

May 17, 2016 Europe Publication

Person-centered care - ready for prime time

Long-term diseases are today the leading cause of mortality worldwide and are estimated to be the leading cause of disability by 2020. Person-centered care (PCC) has been shown to advance concordance between care provider and patient on treatment plans, improve health outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. Yet, despite these and other documented benefits, there are a variety of significant challenges to putting PCC into clinical practice. Although care providers today broadly acknowledge PCC to be an important part of care, in our experience we must establish routines that initiate, integrate, and safeguard PCC in daily clinical practice to ensure that PCC is systematically and consistently practiced, i.e. not just when we feel we have time for it. In this paper, we propose a few simple routines to facilitate and safeguard the transition to PCC. We believe that if conscientiously and systematically applied, they will help to make PCC the ...